X-Men Arcade to be re-released for XBLA/PSN

It’s your friend’s birthday party at a local mini-golf course/arcade. You and five pals crowd around the gigantic X-Men Arcade machine and its huge screen, perhaps half of said screen is starting to fade, and you’re arguing over who gets to play as Wolverine or Nightcrawler (the least fortunate were stuck with Dazzler or Storm). If you remember days like those, soon you’ll be able to enjoy them again/distract yourselves from how old you are, as Marvel and Konami have gotten off their butts and are rereleasing the classic X-Men Arcade game for download on 360 and PS3 soon.

In case you never played it, X-Men Arcade was your typical early ‘90s character brawler, as you walked to the right beating on everything in your path. And since it was made to eat quarters, it was cheap to the extreme, with special moves that stole health and insanely jerky boss battles. In spite of all this, it was easily the best game that involved the X-Men until approximately 2003, and it had great character designs based on the well animated, but pretty campy Pride of the X-Men cartoon.

It looks like Konami is going to keep it real by having six player online co-op, along with retaining the cheesy voice work, a must if they plan on making this work. Though I’d say there’s a 84 percent chance of this game not being as great as I remember, I’m very excited to see this happening. Can Sega’s Spider-Man or Data East’s Avengers beat-'em-ups be far behind?

Oct 11, 2010


  • ajcich - October 12, 2010 1:03 p.m.

  • madmatt49 - October 12, 2010 12:47 p.m.

    a so cannot wait for this the fight to play as wolverine has begun
  • MassSaber - October 12, 2010 11:52 a.m.

    What about that classic Simpsons arcade beat em up, i mean we've had Ninja turtles and now X-men arcade, it's time Homer and family got some XBLA action
  • LookslikeOwen - October 12, 2010 1:02 a.m.

    Thank heavens took way too long
  • RebornKusabi - October 12, 2010 12:13 a.m.

    Seriously... about ****ing time >_> I'll be seriously getting this day one lol
  • MightyMorphinPoltergeist - October 11, 2010 9:44 p.m.

    Can't wait for the X-Men arcade game, so many hours and quarters spent on it! Also, Here's hoping they add the Avengers arcade game by the time the movie comes out and it would be pretty sweet if they added additional Avenger members like Thor, Hank Pym and the Hulk.
  • Dondada - October 11, 2010 9:36 p.m.

    Great memories playing this as a kid in the arcades. .
  • bball42242442 - October 11, 2010 7:49 p.m.

    well i need 2 buy another PSN card now lol 6 player online co-op seems pretty sweet, hopefully there will b plenty of ppl online so it's easy to get 6. i agree Simpsons needs 2 be remade too
  • MyNameIsMyName - October 11, 2010 6:56 p.m.

    YEARGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH! I only played this once and hated that using powers was penalized(I had never played a beat em up except Maximum Carnage.) Also I hope they add Kitty Pryde and the other Claremont era X-Chickens to the playable roster to flesh out the game. Also why does Juggernaut need a bazooka? He's Juggernaut.
  • Mikaro - October 11, 2010 6:55 p.m.

    Why are Wolverine's arms brains?
  • ventanger - October 11, 2010 6:48 p.m.

    WELCOME TO DIE! Of happiness.
  • zombiekiller13 - October 11, 2010 6:39 p.m.

    We need The Simpsons arcade game.
  • batmanboy11 - October 11, 2010 6:38 p.m.

    Still have the SNES version. A must buy for me.
  • Sy87 - October 11, 2010 6:37 p.m.

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA. Oops I was excited too. About time thats what they should have done with gameroom bring back all the good arcades. Sry for the old fogies. I still waiting on Strikers 1945-3 or Strikers 19xx(Japanese title).
  • 435 - October 11, 2010 6:32 p.m.


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